A list of Edgar Wright's favorite 1000 Movies per his list on Mubi on July 27th, 2016.
Crank: High Voltage
Stay Charged, Stay Alive!
Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Movies like these exist in another realm. They do not make sense. They are proud of it. They celebrate a full-testosterone, chauvinistic, sexist, semi-pornographic, parodic, overtly violent and electricity-charged tsunami of the ideas that precocious adolescents under the influence of nerve-altering hallucinogenics would have if given lots of budget, a camera and lots of porn actors incuding Ron Jeremy in the cast to work for them in order to party with basically everything that is wrong with our insane society.
Yes, I love it. This is art.
A tracking shot might be moral
But no morals here.
"NO! My Hermes handbag!"
Fuck You de cinema.
Delicious. 95 minutes of pure, exploitative trash. Better than the original in every conceivable way.
An immoral cinema
Is also a free cinema.
Not a spectacle we want
But a spectacle we deserve.
what did chev chelios do to deserve any of this
Quite possibly one of the most entertaining movies ever made, Crank: High Voltage earns it's title by injecting itself with high octane visuals, editing, and action, making for a energizing watch. There is even a Japanese-style Kaiju fight. This movie throws everything and the kitchen sink with the plumber into the fray. It's honestly amazing this is an American production. it's zaniness feels very foreign, and I understand why many didn't care for this movie. I, of course, had a total blast with it.
So I decided to review this before I see Hardcore Henry in the near future, since I heard comparisons between these films. If Hardcore is as fun as this, then I should have a good time. And if you enjoyed Hardcore and HAVEN'T seen Crank: High Voltage, you should do so immediately. Highly recommended: 9/10
Well... fuck you too!
"Suck my fucking dick!"
The king of exploitation. Crank: High Voltage is racist, homophobic, offensive, and absolutely insane (all done with a wink to the audience). This is definitely one of the most entertaining action movies I've ever seen. Jason Statham is a fucking rockstar. This movie blew my mind.
An exploitive spectacle for the modern age
Is Crank 2 the greatest piece of cinema ever made? Probably.
Slightly better than the first one, or maybe i was already vaccinated
a genuine old school exploitation film that represents our ADHD infused consciousness with about as much subtlety as that sounds. pulls no punches in breaking down America's social barriers that are making the country burn to the ground. the best we can do is light ourselves on fire, smile, and flip off the camera.
the first one might have been more amateurish but at least it was more experimental
the horse dick mighta been too far in hindsight
Halfway between a standalone sequel and a Crank DLC, High Voltage summons a growing vortex of goofball insanity and surprise familial connections the size of which could rival a 20-deep Altman ensemble. There's too much kineticism, both in its formal approach and sheer escalating audacity, to not hit a weird neural pleasure center.
The Gremlins 2 of action sequels.
Ça aurait pu être le beau fuck you au cinéma que ça prétend être si Neveldine/Taylor avaient redoublé d'imagination visuelle autant qu'ils ont redoublé sur le racisme, la misogynie et l'homophobie. Faque cette fois, c'est juste vulgaire, pis pas mal platte.
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